Chuck's inspiration comes from a love of beauty, a passion for truth, and the desire to create images that both communicate and bring joy to others. Each painting begins with contemplation of the beauty found within 4 realms: nature, collective human experience, human engineering, and spiritual truth. This culminates in a daydream or vision for a new scene. Each painstaking layer requires hours of concentration for methodical refining of brush marks, gradients, and detail. There is the kind of beauty seen with the eye, and there is the kind of beauty seen with the heart. His love for both kinds is the basis for the creation of my Romantic Realist paintings.